The Templar are the true believers, the keepers of the faith, and the destroyers of evil. They are extremely organized and regimented, their centuries of preparation giving them the best basic footing for waging war against the demons. They also control and defend the London Underground, which serves as mankind's sanctuary.
This is the Female Templar, standing victorious over the corpse of her latest conquest.
Sculpted By Weta Workshop's Brigitte Wuest.
Strength and Beauty
Sculpted by Brigitte Wuest, comes a statue with amazing detail and a... Read more.
Sculpted by Brigitte Wuest, comes a statue with amazing detail and a clear understanding of shape and form. Lord of the Rings fans may well be familiar with a couple of her other outstanding pieceâ€™s, The Morgul Lord and Gandalf the White on Shadowfax. If nothing else, all three show the tremendous variety that Brigitte is capable of.
There is a clear understanding of anatomy with the skin-tight rubber suit, which includes fine detail ribbing, which is only exceeded by the ridged lines and wire piping of her tech-enhanced armour.
Yet, in many ways, itâ€™s the textured body, the sharp claws and spikes and the opened jaw with tongue dropping out and half open eyeâ€™s of the dead demon beast at the Templarâ€™s feet, which almost make you feel sorry for the poor thing.
The Hellgate: London base has the look and weight of marble, combined with a couple of sculpted in crack lines, the painted lines and overall perlin type texture, convey the impression of an old round marble tile carved with ancient symbols.
Then, once you get past the base, things only get better. From the fine graduations in colour over the daemons body, to tips of pink/red giving clues to its only recent death and a wet, glossy look of the tongue and half open eyeâ€™s, the sculpt is truly brought to life, or death, as the case may be.
This care and attention to detail continues once we move onto the Templar herself. The battle scared silver armour looks just like metal and the underlining suit just screams rubber. The gold sections sparkle and shine just as if it was real gold). And even though all those ridges that have the gold lining are very fine at 1/6th scale, there is no real spillage of paint onto the main armour.
Then we get to the face, no thick painted eyebrows here, its all a very soft, careful and serene paint application with a two tone hair style. If you look close enough, you will even see that she has freckles.
For anyone with an interest in female statues or medieval type characters (she doesnâ€™t look all that out of place among a Lord of the Rings collection), or you just appreciate an amazing piece of art, then you wonâ€™t be disappointed with the Female Templar. Hide.
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It's an amazing piece and especially the base and demon she is standing on just makes this into one of the best statues I've ever seen.
There is however one little flaw in my mind and this is the only reason to it not receiving a 5/5, the sword, when I got her the sword which is a fragile piece of plastic was bent almost beyond recognition.
After a few hours of bending techniques and exercises it was almost straight however.
Another thing which is mostly a plus is that this is the only statue I own which has been licked by a friend.
Although annoyed I must agree, she does have a fine butt this one but beyond that she actually wears an insane amount of clothing and that's something I've always found to be an extra plus.
If you like strong female characters this is a definite buy, I don't regret a penny of the cost. Hide.
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